3-day Swiss Travel Pass for Tirano-Zurich

3-day Swiss Travel Pass for Tirano-Zurich

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davidspitz
davidspitz
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Feb 9, 2017 - 12:43 PM

Hi. We have been following your forum for several months now. Very helpful.

After an upcoming week in Italy in early May, we will be flying back to Boston via Zurich. Our short trip through Switzerland will include Day 1, Tirano, Italy to Chur via the Bernina Express. Later in the day traveling from Chur to Lucerne. Day 2, day trip from Lucerne. Day 3, morning in and around Lucerne and later traveling to the Zurich Airport.

It looks like we should buy a 3-day Swiss Travel Pass. Do you agree or is there a better option? Will the pass cover any or all of the Bernina Express train?

Thanks!

Annika
Annika
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Feb 9, 2017 - 2:27 PM

Hi davidspitz,

Happy to hear our website has been useful so far! As for your plans: yes, a 3 day Swiss Travel Pass certainly makes sense. It covers the entire Bernina Express ride (except for seat reservations). Also, both Rigi and Pilatus close to Lucerne are for free. Please find resellers at myswissalps.com/swisst ravelpass/price.

The Swiss Half Fare Card could be an alternative. It requires you to buy tickets for all trips though, so it's less convenient than the Swiss travel Pass. If you want to make sure which option is most economical, I suggest you make calcatulations as explained at myswissalps.com/train/ ticketspasses/practica l/chooserailpass.

Does this help you out?

davidspitz
davidspitz
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Feb 9, 2017 - 9:08 PM

Sounds good so far. However, I want to make sure of one detail. Your website shows that the Bernina Express is included and it specifically mentions Chur to Tirano. However, it does not say Tirano (i.e. starting in Italy) to Chur. I just want to make sure it is also included from that direction. Thanks.

Arno
Arno
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Feb 9, 2017 - 9:14 PM in reply to davidspitz

Hi David,

No problem, any direction is covered. It's just about routes. Whether you travel A to B, B to A or only part of the route is up to you.

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